Weergegevensbron: weer morgen Bordeaux

Markets & events

On this page, we’re explaining the different types of markets you’ll find in our region. Keep an eye on the information board at the sanitary block to see this week’s special events!

In France, every city, town or village has a week market. Here you can buy groceries such as fresh vegetables, fish and grilled chicken (one of our favorite after market lunch dishes). During summer time, you will also find stalls selling straw baskets, hats and many more. A selection of the markets near the campsite:

Monday – Miramont-de-Guyenne
Thursday – Eymet and Duras
Saturday – Bergerac
Sunday – Issigeac

A special genre is the marché nocturne. As the word says, these markets find place in the evening – mostly during tourist season. Beside the previously mentioned stalls with goodies such as baskets, toys and hats you’ll find fresh made food and drinks to pair. The local boucherie (butcher) might prepare some ham with potatoes or fries while you find a paella or grilled chicken down the street. Buy your favorite dish, pair it with a bottle of wine from a local winemaker and take a seat at the long tables at the central square. As the evening progresses you can enjoy live music and maybe take a dance…
NB: The French regularly have dinner from 8pm. If by car, agree in advance who’s driving back.

Thursday evening – Eymet, Duras

Finally, there’s the phenomenon of marché gourmande. At this market, it’s all about eating and drinking. These markets only take place in the tourist season (July-August) but are visited by locals as well. Take your own plates, cutlery and glases in your picnic basket. Find a spot at the long tables (be on time to assure you won’t be in the burning sun all night long) and make a tour by the food trucks. Mussels, a piece of meat that’s grilled while you’re waiting or pizza – what’s your favorite? Local winemakers provide you with chilled bottles of wine. Don’t bring water but buy it at the entrance, the profit they make from it is used for the organisation of these markets. We do recommend to bring cash (dish prices vary from €5-€15, a bottle of wine costs €5-€10). Our favorites:

Friday evening – La Sauvetat-du-Dropt
Sunday afternoon (from 11am) – Soumensac